Hello folks, I've been mulling over a question and thought I'd post it here to get some professional advice so that I can make an informed decision. The question is, what is the better option for achieving quick and accurate focus when shooting video: A DSLR rig with follow focus or a professional camcorder with really good AF? I have a Nikon D5300 and it's a nice piece of equipment, however having done some testing of its AF features I've come to the conclusion (and if somebody has tips on this then I'd appreciate it) that its subject tracking AF is insufficient for consistent, smoothly-focused video. I say this because firstly, the D5300 uses contrast detection AF which is a little slower anyway (at least it is on the D5300), and secondly because it doesn't always seem to give me the most accurate result, and thirdly because with subject tracking in AF-F the camera is constantly refocusing as the composition changes during filming. In retrospect perhaps I should have gone with a phase detection DSLR, but that's neither here nor there at the moment. I'm not much beyond a novice at this point but am willing to learn and I'm very much enjoying the experience! Given that I'm highly interested in filming professionally, I'm faced with a decision with how to move forward. Do I relegate the DSLR to photography/filming relatively stationery subjects, and get a pro camcorder that has really good and consistent AF for more action-oriented shots? Or do I invest in a quality DSLR rig with follow focus so that I can effectively use the D5300 for run and gun and other action-oriented shots that require constant refocusing? Or another option: do I get a pro camcorder and a follow focus rig for it? I suppose the answer depends on exactly what I want to use the equipment for, and if so then the answer to that is I don't exactly know, except to say that I want a setup that will give me the most versatility for shooting good video while learning and developing skills. Most immediately, I may have an opportunity soon to shoot video and take pics at a friend's wedding in a non-professional capacity, and I want the footage to look good because I plan on putting something together as a gift to the bride and groom. I have some money invested in DSLR-specific equipment, mainly in lenses and miscellaneous accessories, but I'm good with expanding beyond that if the pro camcorder route is the way to go. I realize that I should learn some basics about manual focusing too, but that's true no matter which route I go. Any experienced advice would be very much appreciated. If you have anything to say based on questions I didn't necessarily know to ask or things I didn't know to consider, please feel free to post those comments as well. Incidentally, I'm looking at some options on B&H's site and I've found this and this among others for a DSLR follow focus rig, and this and this for pro camcorder options. So I guess I'm also asking for input about anyone's experiences with these or other similar equipment. Do you have another specific rig or camcorder in mind for consideration? Which one and why? I look forward to your advice, comments, suggestions, etc. Thanks so much in advance for your help!